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VIDEO: IFRA North America Releases The Story of Fragrances
Perfumers and other industry experts discuss the art of fragrance.
FEMA Updates GRAS Interim List
List updated to include 1-cyclopropanemethyl-4-methoxybenzene; ethyl 5-formyloxydecanoate; Meyer lemon oil; and 4-amino-5-(3-(isopropylamino)-2,2-dimethyl-3-oxopropoxy)-2-methylquinoline-3-carboxylic acid.
EFSA Concludes GM Maize, Herbicide Study Has "Serious Defects"
In a final review, EFSA also says the Séralini et al study, "does not meet acceptable scientific standards," and there's "no need to re-examine previous safety evaluations."
Givaudan Opens New Science and Tech Sensory Center in Kent, U.K.
Center features fragrance evaluation booths, simulated consumer bathroom areas to test personal and home care products.
Wild Flavors Notes Positive Interim Results for Stevia
Company says food and beverage manufacturers in Germany have been increasingly requesting versions of the natural sweetener.
Frutarom Q3 Profit Soars on Acquisitions, Emerging Markets Growth
Strong growth in flavors was more due to volume rather than pricing; company cites growth in beverage and savory in emerging markets.
Royal Society of Chemistry, CPL Aromas Collaborate on Fragrance for Queen
Named Adamas, the fragrance will be presented to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as a Christmas gift, marking her diamond jubilee this year.
Symrise North America Names Stokols VP Fine Fragrance Sales
New role reflects the company's increased focus on the North American fine fragrance market.
Naturex Nabs First Prize Among Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Honorees
Company gets first place in the small and medium-sized enterprise category for its 219% sales growth over five years.
Senomyx Narrows Q3 Loss; Bitter Blocker Now Marketed in Consumer Products
Marketing activities are underway for a consumer product that uses the company's S6821 bitter blocker in Southeast Asia.
Sigma-Aldrich To Form Three Business Units Starting January 1
The company will manage three units: applied markets, research markets and SAFC commercial markets.
Laurette Heinz, Matriarch of Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Dies
Heinz, who was associated with the flavor and fragrance industry for more than 70 years, was the wife of Edward Heinz Jr.
Symrise PureScents Coming January 1
Trilogy operations renamed.
BRAIN Gets €60 million Capital Increase
The boost will help the biotech company's strategy of acquiring suitable target companies, growing research and product development and becoming a fully integrated industrial company
Naturex Q3 Profit Jumps 22%; Emerging Market Strength Continues
Company cites strength during the first nine months of 2012 thanks to emerging markets sales growth of 40.5%.
Takasago Q2 Profits Rise, But Company Cites Macro Concerns
Second-quarter profits rose 0.7% to ¥2.64 billion, but company warns of financial concerns in Europe, a growth slowdown in Asia, deflation in Japan and a competitive fragrance market.
Diana Acquires Givaudan's Vegetables, Wines, Vinegars Extracts
The French food manufacturer is focused on more acqusitions and plans to increase its market position in the emerging markets.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
Upcoming events include Create Your Own Fragrance with Carlos Benaim (New York), Design and Structure in Olfactory Art (New York) and IFRA North America Annual Business Meeting (Teaneck, NJ).
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